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Extension and research at NC State address timely issues impacting our state. Extension delivers trusted information directly into the hands of farmers and agribusinesses, helping them translate knowledge into solutions that grow our economy and communities.

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Wilkes Corn Tour 2021

Corn Tour Thursday, August 19, 2021, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Pesticide Credit Opportunity WHERE: Assemble at Cranberry Community Center at 10:45 a.m. to pool …

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2021 Wilkes County Agricultural Fair

UPDATE (7/22/2021)-there will be no lawnmower races this year. Sorry for the miscommunication. The Wilkes County Agricultural Fair will begin …

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The Gift of William

6/29/2021 – If we had an NC FarmLink flag, it would fly at half-mast this week to honor William …

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This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

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What Is Solar?

This factsheet serves as an overview for North Carolinians interested in learning about the different …

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This publication presents the results of interviews with women in agritourism across North Carolina. It …

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Market Gardens For Small Farms in North Carolina

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The H-2A Visa Program in North Carolina

The H-2A visa program is growing rapidly in North Carolina. The number of positions certified …

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